1979 Mazda 121 vs. 2010 Ascari KZ1

To start off, 2010 Ascari KZ1 is newer by 31 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1979 Mazda 121. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1979 Mazda 121 would be higher. At 4,941 cc (8 cylinders), 2010 Ascari KZ1 is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2010 Ascari KZ1 (500 HP @ 7000 RPM) has 410 more horse power than 1979 Mazda 121. (90 HP @ 4800 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2010 Ascari KZ1 should accelerate faster than 1979 Mazda 121. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2010 Ascari KZ1 weights approximately 216 kg more than 1979 Mazda 121. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Both vehicles are rear wheel drive (RWD) - it offers better handling in dry conditions; in addition, if you are looking to drift, both vehicles do the job better than front wheel drive vehicles. With that said, do keep in mind that many other factors such as speed and the wear on your tires can also have significant impact on traction and control. Let's talk about torque, 2010 Ascari KZ1 (550 Nm @ 4500 RPM) has 390 more torque (in Nm) than 1979 Mazda 121. (160 Nm @ 3000 RPM). This means 2010 Ascari KZ1 will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1979 Mazda 121.

Compare all specifications:

1979 Mazda 121 2010 Ascari KZ1
Make Mazda Ascari
Model 121 KZ1
Year Released 1979 2010
Engine Position Front Middle
Engine Size 1970 cc 4941 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 8 cylinders
Engine Type in-line V
Horse Power 90 HP 500 HP
Engine RPM 4800 RPM 7000 RPM
Torque 160 Nm 550 Nm
Torque RPM 3000 RPM 4500 RPM
Engine Bore Size 80 mm 94 mm
Engine Stroke Size 98 mm 89 mm
Engine Compression Ratio 8.6:1 11.0:1
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Rear Rear
Number of Seats 4 seats 2 seats
Vehicle Weight 1134 kg 1350 kg
Vehicle Length 4510 mm 4300 mm
Vehicle Width 1690 mm 1852 mm
Vehicle Height 1350 mm 1138 mm
Wheelbase Size 2520 mm 2636 mm


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